Substructure of the anonymous tomb

A large rectangular shaft lies in the north half of the courtyard. It has a well-constructed rim with rounded top, whereas one of its covering slabs still lies in position. A dry-stone wall stacked around the rim betrays that it was visited by robbers. Indeed, the burial chamber of this complex has already been found empty by the Expedition in 2002, because it is accessible via a robbers' break-through from the substructure of the tomb of Meryneith. Full excavation of the shaft and chambers is planned for 2014, and in the meantime the shaft has been sealed by concrete slabs. To this end, the dry-stone wall had to be dismantled, which proved to contain several interesting relief fragments and architectural blocks, including an inscribed jamb fragment from the tomb of Tia.